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school shooting in u.s. history. today the medical examiner identified all the victims killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. 20 children all ages 6 and 7 died along with 6 adults. all were shot multiple times at close range by an assault rifle. investigators also say the shooter forced his way into the school and about an hour ago, president obama announced he will attend a memorial service tomorrow in newtown. cbs reporter ines ferre is live in newtown, connecticut where investigators are piecing together what happened. ines. >> reporter: well, ann, it's been a day of mourning here in newtown and across the nation as families are grieving the loss of loved ones and a community tries to pull together. 12-year-old jocelyn cardenaz came from danbury, connecticut it drop off flowers at a memorial for the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary school.
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>> even though we didn't know anyone directly just hurt because you never know what's going to happen next. >> reporter: she is one of many grieving for those gunned down in newtown, connecticut friday morning. investigators identified the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza. the medical examiner says everyone was shot multiple times with a rifle. >> this probably is the worst i have seen. >> reporter: eight boys and 12 girls all ages 6 and 7 died including anna marcus green the daughter of a well-known saxophone player and emily parker who moved to newtown a year ago. >> she was a type person that could just light up the room. she -- [ crying ] ... >> she always had something kind to say about anybody. >> reporter: this community of about 27,000 is coming together to try to cope with this tragedy. all throughout town people are putting up signs like this one to support each other. >> we will put our arms around those families and around each other. we will find a way to heal.
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>> reporter: the shooter also killed his mother nancy. >> oh, it shocked us all. >> reporter: his aunt said she was a bright boy and his mother and father were good parents. investigators don't have a motive but say officers are collecting good evidence to help them piece together how and why lanza did this. vigils are being held throughout the weekend. prayers are being said tonight. so many people here say this town will never be the same again. ann. >> ines, can you tell us a little more about that memorial that the president is going to attend? are they releasing details? >> reporter: well, it's going to be tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the evening and the president will be speaking first with family members. he will also be thanking first responders and he is expected to speak at the vigil tomorrow night. >> ines ferre in newtown, connecticut, thank you. they are saying lanza brought four weapons to the school.
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he was carrying two semi- automatic handguns, a sig sauer and a glock nine-millimeter. he also had a bushmaster .223 caliber astall the rifle on cam -- assault rifle on campus. all three were registered to his mother. the detectives found a fourth weapon a long gun in the car he drove to school. investigators are still tracing where and when those guns were purchased. lanza tried to buy a gun earlier this week but was denied. we'll be right back. ,, well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months.
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weapons in exchange for cas san francisco and oakland t. the timing was a coincidenc both buyback events had been gun owners turned in weapons in exchange for cash in san francisco and oakland today. the timing was a coincidence. bow buyback events were planned for some time. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the large turnout in oakland was partly a result of the connecticut tragedy. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet in one gun to kill somebody. this is a huge change. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, grandkids some kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in
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oakland so far this year. ironically, as cars were lining up here, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens all too often in oakland, it's the connecticut school massacre that's on a lot of people's minds today. >> i think it puts whole gun violence in a different perspective and basically makes everything real. >> i think now they understand it a much more fundamental profound level that having a gun in your home that is not safely kept could be a gun in the street committing a crime. >> reporter: oakland police say the most dangerous times of the year as far as gun violence, right before christmas and in august so they are planning another gun buyback next summer. >> right here at the bottom, see? right there. >> reporter: the difference between this program and most others, you get cash instead of a gift card. and they only accept working
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guns. the money is given by a well any oakland donor. gang members aren't turning in guns but it's the people who may unwillingly provide them to criminals. >> same citizens were victims of burglaries where these guns are taken from their homes and put into the hands of the individuals who are robbing stores who are taking people's lives. >> reporter: in oakland, anne makovec, cbs 5. it's a question every parent is asking, how do i talk to my child about the school shooting massacre in connecticut? cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo with how bay area parents are handling the difficult situation in different ways. >> reporter: the blades are on the ice and a chill is definitely in the air. as parents struggle with what to say to the kids the day after one of the worst school massacres in u.s. history. jessica talked with her teens about it but -- >> i think it's better for my 7-year-old to stay innocent of that kind of event. >> enjoy just being a kid. >> it was a hard day and i nearly broke down at work. >> reporter: john took his
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daughter skating. he said he talked with them gently but directly. >> we definitely talked about it. wanted to make sure they felt safe and they understood that there is evil in the world but we do love them and we will try to protect them any way we can. >> i put myself in those other parents' places where they are going there and their children aren't there anymore. >> reporter: across town at the california academy of sciences, karen nelson is keeping daughter michaela close. >> i just explained to her there's bad people in the world and this man actually young guy took innocent little lives from young little people. >> reporter: at the elite salon in daly city the hairstylists often bring their children to work with them. she greets her granddaughter with a kiss, her tender age keeping her safe from the awful truth. >> i wouldn't tell her. she is too young. i can't imagine being one of those parents. is it safe nowadays you know taking them to school? walking them to school? you know, they're precious. >> reporter: reporting from the
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peninsula, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering at home after fainting. she also suffered a concussion from hitting her head. clinton cancelled an overseas trip last week because she was ill with a stomach virus. the state department said she was dehydrated from the virus and fainted. she is being monitored by doctors and is working from home. she won't testify at congressional hearings on thursday because of her illness, about the september 11th attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. former south african president nelson mandela had surgery today to remove gallstones. doctors say the endoscopic surgery was successful. the 94-year-old is still recovering from a lung infection which put him in the hospital a week ago. mandela has a history of lung problems and contracted tuberculosis while he was in prison. roberta gonzales in the cbs 5 weather center, good evening, everybody. we are wrapping up this cold front but i'll tell you when to
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expect the next system and the next system and the next storm as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. o
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thanks roberta. toss to vern we got a little break from the rain and now there's more on the way. roberta gonzales is in the weather center. she has a trifecta on the way. >> we have an extremely unsettled weather pattern and now we are wrapping this up cold front that brought us highs only in the 40s. 51 the outside number in oakland. good evening, it's live our high-def doppler radar. when you see green on the screen that's precipitation.
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i have to tell you, in the past 30 minutes, this has improved substantially. let's go ahead and zero in on some of our locations. we had the rain minutes ago over livermore pushing east and south leaving livermore, pleasanton and dublin leaving that area dry. a little snow fell in the mount diablo area, still plenty of snowfall throughout the eastern foothills, still some scattered smattering of precipitation around the santa clara valley, as well. you see the peninsula drying out now after a few snowflakes around skyline boulevard and light precipitation around fairfax. today's highs up to 12 degrees below average. 44, that was the high today in santa rosa. typically we should be around 56 degrees. 50 in fremont. union city and newark. it was 50 degrees also right around the san leandro area. 47 degrees currently in redwood city. light rainfall in and around the vicinity of san jose back in through los gatos and san francisco currently a raw
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evening at 48 degrees. the winds are kicking up to 15. overnight tonight, into the 40s. a few 30s still. before you we have a series of storms stack up like planes at sfo. this is the very latest cold front. it's now digging down into the southerly direction. the unsettled weather pattern begins upstream. should be moving in by sunday overnight. here's your futurecast. tomorrow during the afternoon mostly cloudy skies a hit-and- miss scattered stray shower that's about it. but look at your monday morning commute. we have plenty of precipitation. we are counting on at least .25" of rain in the wettest locations again and this has a shot of cold air associated with it so we'll keep the snow levels down to 2,000 feet through tuesday and then tuesday night we had yet another system working its way into this direction. statewide sung the second half of the weekend upper 40s a stray shower in monterey all the way through pebble beach. we do have more rain showers
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around that northwestern quadrant of the state of california. upper 30s in the high sierra but no snow in the offing. clouds in the central valley forecast. the snow report is optimistic. 39 degrees tomorrow on the north and south shore with more snowfall. so far up to 8" down to 7,000 feet today. snow in the forecast also through monday, tuesday. wouldn't be too surprised if we see a couple of advisories in effect on monday so we'll keep a watchful eye on that, as well. now, we will see a little bit of a recovery in your temperatures tomorrow. we'll be on the other side of 50 degrees. anywhere from the avenue through ocean beach, pacifica, moss beach all into the mid- 40s. winds pick up from time to time but won't play into the forecast too much up to 10 miles per hour. 50s on the peninsula. 56 palo alto. these temperatures across the santa clara valley back in through gilroy into morgan hill and into salinas will be the warmest across the bay
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area and pretty seasonal in the mid-50s. 55 antioch. 57 san francisco. that's where we should be for had time of the year. okay. here's the fun part. it's the seven-day forecast! and it's pretty unsettled. we have more rain sunday overnight through our monday morning commute a chance of a lingering shower during the day monday. more rain likely tuesday. we'll dry out and see that thing that we haven't seen in a while that sun. >> yes? >> on wednesday, there it is. thursday rain is late. we'll have more rain showers on thursday then we have a good chance of rain showers in the friday and saturday forecast. so to say we are going to have a white christmas in tahoe i think it's a fair assessment at this particular time. >> so you're busy. i like it. >> thank you. vern is busy, too. couple of bay area teams? >> unbelievable thrilling finishes today. we have one in basketball, we have one in football, if you are at home, just throw another log on the fire, throw a little
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blankie on. you won't believe this one. we have a basketball story you won't miss. and just won't believe. and one of two state title games involving bay area high school football teams is in the books. we'll tell you about marin catholic. we're back in a jiffy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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playing for the state title
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tonight. >> that will be tonight. the featured division match. to say it was a wild day of finishes would just be an understatement. put your seatbelts on just watch this one. all right. a high school state football title game we got marin catholic with the division 2 championship on their minds. wildcats in white. off to a great start against madison. quick hit. it was 21-0 just like that into the 2nd quarter. but madison scored 31 unanswered points. fourth down great effort. marin catholic fell behind 31- 21. now 4th quarter watch this catch. deep down field hanley stays with it. wildcats come back and take the lead but just a couple of plays later here came the war hawks and that's comier on the loose again. that's a 79-yard touchdown. and that was the dagger as
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marin catholic goes down to madison 38-35. as we had satisfied aid before de la salle going for the open division title tonight at 8. centennial stands in the way of the spartans of a fourth consecutive state crown. big one sunday 49 at patriots in prime time. [ applause ] >> tom brady has been waiting for this one. >> after our thursday night game against the jets, i tried to do a bunch of work on the niners. after the game on monday night, it felt like i had to watch their most recent game and i was called up and so tried to take advantage of a little extra time a little planning. probably wouldn't have done that ten years ago. just a a reminder cbs 5 will have the raiders and chiefs tomorrow at 1:25. that's the scheduled kickoff. so be sure to watch that and the fifth quarter post-game show right after the game. all right. arizona players going after each other. >> oh.
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>> this is a new mexico bowl defending nevada in white, cody off the read option. nevada is up 45-28 in the 3rd but arizona comes back and gets to withi 6 they got the on sides kick. the winning touchdown. arizona scores 14 points in the last 46 seconds to win 49-48 over nevada. stanford hosting uc-davis. wonder if they called this second half play at time-out? dwight powell and... he scored 20 points. later in the half here's robby lemons dealing a three ball from the corner. carter love 20. they beat the aggies from uc- davis 75-52. cardinal 7-3. indiana facing butler. last seconds.
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game, hoosiers nail a three to tie the game at 76. game in overtime tied at 86. a floater bucket. ballgame. 88-86 over number one indiana. like i said, wild finishes this afternoon. >> christmas came early for gabrielle ludwig. 30 years away from the game she is once again playing college basketball and she is finally at peace with herself. at mission college in santa clara, you won't find too many players like gabby ludwig. know that she turns 51 and 30 years since she last played college basketball. it's because she used to be robert john ludwig who spent most of his life knowing he was a woman inside. >> your body doesn't match your
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spirit. and you search and search for what that thing is. and then when you finally become educated enough to understand what is afflicting you, you can decide to do something about it. >> reporter: ludwig had a gender change operation in july. the proud moment last friday when a judge stamped a new birth document declaring her a woman. >> when she came to us asking if we would go with her to the court date it was of course like we want to make a point to show them that we want her to play we want her on the team she deserves to be on the team. >> he said granted. i turned to my players and i said, let's play ball, y'all. >> it's a great situation. i mean, it's a courageous situation on her part to come back. >> reporter: support has been an issue. >> nobody to turn to like so many other people who are transgender. you get lost. there are still people who don't understand.
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i understand the question and concerns. but the world is changing. this is part of that. >> reporter: she has put the pain of a suicide attempt at age 15 and two failed marriages behind her. her oldest daughter calls her dad. she is fine with that. two other daughters who live with her call her mama gabby. her messages to those out there hiding questioning their identity. >> stick with it. there is a light at the end of the tunnel. >> so in her first game against lassen 8 points six rebounds in 11 minutes. she will be playing in a tournament coming up this monday in stockton. and by the way, i just got a phone call from jennifer the head women's basketball coach at usf. they just beat san jose state 92-64. they are 6- 4 for the year. they would have to look behind
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the couch, crevices of the gym just to find a win. now they have 6 already and we are not even at the end of the year. >> and how do you feel about the 9ers-patriots? >> i would think the patriots are the favorite. they are playing -- they are playing the best ball. it's the number one offense against the number two defense. don't count out the jim harbaugh team. it's going to be something to watch. >> thank you. hey, we have breaking news just coming in to cbs 5. there has been a shooting at a southern california mall. now, these are pictures, live pictures of the fashion island mall in newport beach. the shots were fired in the area of macy's. no word if anyone was him. the suspect is in custody. several shoppers tweeted they were kept inside stores when the shots were fired. >> we leave tonight with the names of the victims in the school shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. we'll be back at 6:30. good night. at ten and eleven. news
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>> in newtown, connecticut, tonight, the parents of 20 children prepare to bury them. >> our goal is to get all of the children out to the families' funeral homes today if we possibly can. >> reporter: 20 young children and six adults, gunned down at an elementary school. >> he was not voluntarily let into the school at all, that he forced his way into the school. >> reporter: as one community absorbs unspeakable grief. >> all of our lives have changed in just-- just a few minutes. >> reporter: one question: who could do this? is being asked coast to coast.


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